We are an evil lot
To the core, at the heart, evil.
We take and plunder and kill
Whatever we want. We ravage and
Eat every thing, even our own at times.
We live on a bio mess of that
Which we have extruded from
The reckonings of our generations.
Yet, once in awhile a blossom of
A human grows up from the
Fermentation of our existence.
Then we, others, bow and scrape and
Worship and wail and weep.
Then we fight and take some more.
But every once in awhile that blossom
Of a human enlightens another,
And then another,
Then there is a field of blossoms,
And then a hillside of blossoms.
Then a valley full.
And we can walk in it.
Audio of There Still is a Chance
However, every once in awhile a human (some call him the son of God) comes along and teaches us a different way. Whether that person was Jesus of Nazareth, Mohammed of Mecca, Confucius, or Gautama Buddha, they all wanted us to be better humans. People who follow the right leader can move humanity forward to a more kind and civilized place. We can walk in the "valley of love and delight" as the compelling Quaker song goes, and "it will be just right." There were other teachers besides those listed and there are teachers today. One just has to be aware of and alert to them. Then one has to follow what they say and not the radicals who preach death and destruction in the name of God. This poem was posted on 9-11-2013 in recognition and honor of heroes. skp
Note to the Readers
Second, it has been brought to my attention that perhaps I should not include the discussion when I post poems. Some think that each person should decide what the poem means for him or herself. When I include my thoughts in the discussion, I hinder your process. I put it to you, then, would you enjoy The Causerie and the poetry more if I did not include the discussion of each poem that I post? Please email, post on the blog, call or tell me the next time we meet, what you think. I will bow to the majority. Thanks for your help. skp
Third, did you miss me? I did not post a new poem for a week. Yep, I took a week off. Life happens and sometimes plans and energy give way. I have been posting poetry twice a week for six months now. I am happily stunned at the positive and long reaching results. However, as I add new activities to my schedule, other responsibilities will have to change. So, for awhile, I will post once a week. You will get a new poem to read, think about and comment on each Wednesday. Hopefully that will carry you through the week. Please feel free to write me anytime. Know that I am think about you each day. Please think of me as well.
Last, for those who asked, more kitty pictures coming soon. skp